Friday, April 18 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 20 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen joins us on the program to discuss her meeting with President Barack Obama earlier this week on immigration reform, and her thoughts on USAID’s controversial ZunZuneo social media program.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R) District 27
Libraries on an August Referendum?
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez was proposing a non-binding referendum to gage whether voters would be willing to pay higher taxes to benefit parks, libraries and the arts. But it may not be legal to comingle different funds. So how can libraries survive?
John Quick, Esq., Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library
Gubernatorial Candidates and the Economy
In this important election year, both current governor Rick Scott and former governor Charlie Crist are taking credit for the improving Florida economy. But who is correct?
Michael Hernandez, Penn Schoen Berland
Friday, April 11 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 13 @ 12:00 PM
Referendum for Libraries, Parks and the Arts?
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is proposing a straw poll in the August primary ballot to see if voters would agree to a property tax increase for libraries, parks and the arts. But where will the money go and where is the greater need?
Stephen Cody, Cody Consulting
Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
Bush on 2016 and Immigration
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stunned Republicans when he stated that some illegal immigration can be considered an "act of love." We discuss this and how Bush might be angling himself for a 2016 presidential run.
Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel
Friday, March 28 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 30 @ 12:00 PM
Legislative Review: E-Cigs, Speed Limit
The Florida legislature brought forth many bills this week on issues such as: red light cameras, school choice, e-cigarette bans and highway speed limits. Our panelists share their thoughts.
Marili Cancio, Esq., Miami-Dade County Republican Executive Committee
Juan Cuba, Miami-Dade Democratic Party
Soccer superstar David Beckham was in town this week to continue to push for building a stadium in the Port of Miami. Sun Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo joins us to discuss this and legislative proposals to change how sales-tax rebates are given to sports franchises.
Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel
Friday, March 21 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 23 @ 12:00 PM
The Miami Herald published an investigative series titled, "Innocents Lost," highlighting child deaths that may have been preventable with proper oversight from Florida's Department of Children and Families (DCF). How and what policies can be implemented to help keep Florida’s children safe?
Frances Allegra, Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe
Howard Talenfeld, Esq., Florida’s Children First
Several hot-button topics were discussed in the Florida legislature this week, such as the Stand your Ground law, the future of gaming in the state, and parental school choice. Our panelists share their thoughts.
Jose Mallea, JM Global Consulting
Alejandro Miyar, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP
Friday, March 14 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 16 @ 12:00 PM
New Dolphins Stadium Renovation Proposal
The Miami Dolphins now say they can pay for stadium renovations, but what they want in return, is meeting some resistance. The Miami Herald’s Doug Hanks explains.
Doug Hanks, The Miami Herald
Special Election Results: US FL-13
Republican lobbyist David Jolly beat Democrat and former State Chief Financial Officer, Alex Sink, this Tuesday in a special election. The seat had been held by Bill Young, who passed away in October. What conclusions, if any, can be drawn from the election results?
Greg Allen, NPR News
Diabetes and Nutrition
According to the American Diabetes Association, the total cost of diagnosed diabetes is $245 billion dollars. How much of this is preventable?
Linda Gassenheimer, Dinner in Minutes
Friday, March 7 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 9 @ 12:00 PM
State of State Address
Governor Rick Scott gave his annual state of the state address on Tuesday. Media outlets noted the more personal tone in Scott’s speech, referring to how the death of his mother influenced his decision regarding Medicaid. We discuss this and the start of the Florida legislative session.
Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Michael Hernandez, Penn Schoen Berland
Richard Perez, Esq., Holland & Knight, LLP
Child Abuse in Florida
Unfortunately, the United States has one of the worst records of child abuse among industrialized nations. Why and what can we do to address this issue?
Rosa Maria Plasencia, Amigos For Kids